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FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS TO HOLD KINDERGARTEN SCREENING DAY ON MARCH 24

Written by Matt Davis on January 22, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The date has been set for the Floyd County Schools’ Kindergarten Screening Day.  It will take place on Thursday, March 24th from noon until 6 pm.  Parents and children are advised to attend a screening at the school in their attendance area.  Registration packets are available at each primary and elementary school with a kindergarten class.

COLLEGE HOOPS ON AIR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge on Saturday as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host ACC rival Louisville.  The conference showdown is slated to get underway at 4 pm at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.  Air time for pre-game programming is 3:30 pm.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR:  STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES IN DECEMBER

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 5.5 percent, down a tenth of a percent from 5.6 percent in November and more than a full percentage point from 6.6 percent in December 2014.

HAWKS OPEN WEST COAST ROAD TRIP WITH WIN IN PORTLAND

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks opened a four-game road trip out west in victorious fashion over the Portland Trailblazers 104-98 on Wednesday night in Portland, Oregon, marking the Hawks’ third straight win.

HAWKS EDGED BY KINGS IN SACRAMENTO

Written by Matt Davis on January 22, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks were edged by the Sacramento Kings 91-88 in NBA action at Sacramento, California on Thursday night, ending a three-game winning streak for the Hawks.  The loss also marked the end of a 15 game winning streak for Atlanta over Sacramento dating back to February 2008.

MONDAY MURDER BEING LABELED A HOMICIDE

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The death of Wesley Wayne Stewart, the 69-year-old Rome man whose body was found in his Marshall Lane home on Monday, is being labeled a homicide by police.  The suspect in the case is 64-year-old Larry Bruce Dover, also of Rome, who reportedly shot himself to death in Chattooga County in a truck that was stolen from Stewart.  Dover previously served time in prison for the 1980 murder of his wife in Bartow County.  He was released on parole in 2009 after 26 years.

WINTER WEATHER BACK IN THE FORECAST FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

While the Greater Rome area may have, for the most part, missed out on the wintry precipitation predicted for the area on Wednesday, snow is back in the forecast for Friday night along with rain.

HARBIN CLINIC ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2016 RACE SERIES

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Harbin Clinic and the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority are once again joining forces to present the Harbin Clinic Race Series in Rome.

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